I feel much better after a decent night’s sleep. I hope that’s true of all of us.
On Tuesday itself, the 8th of November, I watched a BBC Four documentary (now that I’ve figured out iPlayer) called Rich Hall’s Presidential Grudge Match. I don't think I had never heard of Rich Hall. He’s good. The general idea was, there have been lots of ups and downs in American presidential history, and the Republic has survived them all. Admittedly, the punch line was, “If Trump wins, I’m coming to live in Britain”. It might even be worth my watching it again.
I was interested to discover, wandering around the internet yesterday, that the New Yorker had a cover ready for this unexpected eventuality. It's not here yet, of course.
Last night, still on iPlayer, I watched another BBC Four documentary, this time about the history of 20th century knitting. I had seen it before, but found it worth watching again. The section on the wild sweaters worn (mostly) by TV presenters in ?the sixties or ?the seventies, reminded me of this pattern which I have long had in my archives:
I slightly surprised myself with how quickly I was able to find it this morning. I wish I had dated it.
And I next thought, there is a door, over on the south side of Drummond Place, which makes somewhat the same joke. I hope I will have the strength to go over there this morning and photograph it for you. Maybe I had better at least enter this pattern into my Ravelry queue. It would be fun to knit, and fun to wear.
As for actual knitting, slow but substantial progress. The first Kaffe Fassett sock lacks only a very few rounds at the tip of the toe. And the half-brioche, similarly, lacks only a couple of rows before the front is finished. I joined in a new skein of Whiskey Barrel last night. I think we can all agree that that feels like real progress.
I have only one more. Is that enough? I could do the placket in Roast Hatch Chillis. I've got plenty of that.
I made some sort of mistake when I rejoined the yarns to knit the second half of the top front. It’s fairly obvious on the wrong side:
On the right side, you’d have to get off that horse and look closely.
I’m not worried, but a bit cross at myself.
Loop says they have dispatched the hat. Still no Knitzi. I’ll keep you posted.